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    Can you guys who are using a photo as your avatar please tell me how you did that? The rules say the picture can be no more than 80X80 pixels for the avatar and no more than 100X100 pixels for the photo in the profile. When I try to downsize any photo to fit those requirements the photo goes all "pixilated" and looks like a messed up computer image (which it is I suppose). Thanks for the help.
    Moon
    Old Mooner

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    Old Mooner,

    I used a high quality picture and used a photo editing software to reduce it to 80x80. I'd like to get better quality also but that's the best I could do. Gill has a good picture, I'm sure he can help.

    BTW, what's wrong with Elmer Fudd?

    Dan
    Dan H

    I would rather be friendly to a stranger than be a stranger to my friends.

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    • #3
      Originally posted by Dan
      Gill has a good picture, I'm sure he can help.
      It can't be that good a picture if you think I'm a guy!

      I just took a selection from a photograph, stuck it into PSP9 and resized it so that none of the dimensions exceeded 80 pixels. I also used a resolution of about 150, IIRC.

      Gill
      There is no opinion, however absurd, which men will not readily embrace as soon as they can be brought to the conviction that it is readily adopted.
      (Schopenhauer, Die Kunst Recht zu Behalten)

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      • #4
        Gill,

        I think it is the spelling of your name that throws those of us on this side of the pond. First thing we think of is those breathing apparati a fish uses, and then it seems it is probably short for Gilbert. Do you all pronounce it as we would pronounce "Jill", or are you indeed pronounced with a hard "g"?

        Whatever, we appreciate your expertise, gal!!

        Sandy

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        • #5
          Gill you sure look like a woman to me.

          Bob
          Delta P-20 & Q-3

          I wondered why the baseball was getting bigger. Then it hit me!

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          • #6
            When I see Gill's name I recall the kids story "The Wonderful Pigs of Jillian Jigs"
            by Phoebe Gilman. Hmm is that a hard G?

            Well the story still works, there are enough of us pigs
            CAЯL HIRD-RUTTEЯ
            "proud member of the best scroll sawing forum on the net."
            Ryobi SC180VS scroll saw EX21

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            • #7
              No hard feelings . The name is very common in the UK and it's normally an abbreviation for 'Gillian' - only in my case, it's the full name (it would be ). It's pronounced exactly the same as 'Jill'.

              Gill
              There is no opinion, however absurd, which men will not readily embrace as soon as they can be brought to the conviction that it is readily adopted.
              (Schopenhauer, Die Kunst Recht zu Behalten)

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              • #8
                Here's the deal. I have a couple of programs that will reduce photos, but when I reduce to the 80X80 pixel size the photo loses most of its clarity and becomes "computerized" looking with little squares and dots all over the place. The photos are the same ones I am using in my gallery (which have been reduced by about 50%), but when I go smaller distortion occurs. I guess the picture has to be taken at a lower megapixel rating.

                Moon
                Old Mooner

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                • #9
                  you may find it better to "soften"the image once it is reduced. It becomes a little blury but it will be usable. Microsoft Imaging has this.
                  CAЯL HIRD-RUTTEЯ
                  "proud member of the best scroll sawing forum on the net."
                  Ryobi SC180VS scroll saw EX21

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                  • #10
                    Moon,

                    E-mail me the image at [email protected]
                    We've got some pretty sophisticated photo programs here, so I'll have a go at it!

                    Bob
                    www.GrobetUSA.com

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                    • #11
                      Thanks again group. I have emailed the images to good old Bob to see what he can do, or tell me to do, about the resizing. I know you are all looking forward to seeing my lovely mugg posted on the site.

                      Moon
                      Old Mooner

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                      • #12
                        Gill,

                        Boy do I feel like a heel. I dropped the "s" from "she" and stirred up a mess. My apologies. I'll have to type slower or read what I type. Probably do both to avoid embarassing myself again.

                        Dan
                        Dan H

                        I would rather be friendly to a stranger than be a stranger to my friends.

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                        • #13
                          As you can see by the fact that my crusty persona (that means "old") face is now my avatar, BobD did the job for me. If there are too many boos and hisses I will revert to my original Elmer Fudd. Why do you think I am called "Old Mooner?" Oh well, my "profile" tells you that I have been scrolling for 45 years (longer than some/most of you have been alive) and have retired from two careers. As I used to tell my economics students, "I have socks older than some of you people." Except Neal. Ha!

                          Moon
                          Old Mooner

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                          • #14
                            Good avatar, Moon . I'm pleased you've been able to get it sorted out at last.

                            I like the hat - I've always thought sharp hats lend guys an air of distinction.

                            Gill
                            There is no opinion, however absurd, which men will not readily embrace as soon as they can be brought to the conviction that it is readily adopted.
                            (Schopenhauer, Die Kunst Recht zu Behalten)

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                            • #15
                              I like guys in hats too, Moon.
                              I'm glad you were able to get yourself "avatarred".
                              Sandy

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